Two of the largest groups of organized gamers in Europe have joined forces to make thier own Warhammer 9th Edition. Take a look!
Age of Sigmar is off to it’s start with GW pushing the new system as hard as they can. But some players have both feet firmly planted in the Old World. Here is there new product:
The 9th Ages is is currently bing put together by european outfits: Swedish Comp and ETC Army Composition. these groups have been actively working on the new site, rules PDFs and updated codices since late July.
Here is a description of what they are building:
WHAT IS THE 9TH AGE? The 9th Age is an rules update for the 8th edition of warhammer fantasy battles, intended to be considered a new version of the game, the 9th version. It is written by a group of players, and thus not supported by GW. All relevant rules can be found here:
Feedback and suggestions are much welcomed, given here:
HOW TO USE THE DOCUMENT To use this document, you need the 8th edition rulebook along with FAQs and erratas (we recommend using the ETC FAQ to complement the official faqs). Sections in FAQs corresponding to updated rules found here should be ignored. In this document you will find both new and updated rules, replacing both the general rules as well as army specific rules. Before each chapter, a short description will tell you how to apply the chapter in relation to the 8th edition rulebook. To make the transition easier for old players, we have colour coded the most relevant changes (from 8th edition) in blue.
It looks like the general goal of The 9th Age is to create an overlay set of alterations to WFB 8th. The new rules download is centered mainly around:
– Special Rules
There is a second document dealing with comp issues and the group is now wading into the individual Army Books.
When Age of Sigmar was initially released, we said there was a real chance of seeing the playerbase splinter in a Dungeons&Dragons/Pathfinder manner. Age of Sigmar is out there getting constant support from GW, alongside the non-stop new model releases. Mantic is cranking out weekly new army lists for Kings of War, and now we are seeing a movement within to player community to make thier own 9th Edition. Everyone hold onto – the train’s next stop is Factionville.
What do you all think of the new system and the entire venture?